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Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)
Approved Abbreviation: BICT(HlthInfoMgt)
Western Sydney University Course Code: 3711.1
CRICOS Code: 088187A
Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.
Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2015 or later.
The increasing use of electronic health records requires the accurate and efficient capture, maintenance, security and reporting of health information and the Bachelor of Information Commnications Technology (Health Information Management) course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to build software systems and undertake roles relating to the classification, coding and management of health information within a healthcare setting.
This Course will offer students the opportunity to seek employment in health information management and/or clinical coding, recognised as workforce skills shortage areas .Specific content areas addressed include Health Informatics, Systems Analysis and Design, Medical Terminology, Database Design and Development, Healthcare Data Environments, Clinical Classification and Coding, Programming, Web Development, Computer Networking, Health Service Management, Activity Based Funding and Data Quality and Healthcare Software and Systems.
The course also offers direct industry experience via a 20 day work placement.
Three years full-time or six years part-time.
Course AdviceProspective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.
|Campbelltown Campus||Full Time||Multi Modal||
|Campbelltown Campus||Part Time||Multi Modal||
|Parramatta Campus||Full Time||Multi Modal||
|Parramatta Campus||Part Time||Multi Modal||
|Penrith Campus||Full Time||Multi Modal||
|Penrith Campus||Part Time||Multi Modal||
The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level. Applications for accreditation by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) will be submitted in 2016. Successful certification will see graduates eligible for professional accreditation status with both bodies.
Applicants may be regarded as eligible for admission if they have completed the NSW HSC and attained the required ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), or have completed other equivalent qualifications such as a recognised Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
Recognition of prior learning may be considered for applicants with Certificate III or Certificate IV in conjunction with relevant industry experience.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.
International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.
International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.
|100483.2||Principles of Professional Communication 1|
|300566.2||Introduction to Health Informatics|
|300582.4||Technologies for Web Applications|
|300950.2||Fundamentals of Medical Concepts and Terminology|
|300951.2||Clinical Classification and Coding|
|400787.2||Health Services Management Practice|
|300953.1||Advanced Clinical Classification|
|300954.1||Activity Based Funding/Casemix and Data Quality|